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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 209

    A GEORGE II BLACK AND GILT-JAPANNED CABINET-ON-GILT-GESSO STAND

    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II BLACK AND GILT-JAPANNED CABINET-ON-GILT-GESSO STAND
    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The two doors, top and sides depicting landscapes and pavillions, enclosing a similarly-decorated interior fitted with a long drawer above two pairs of short drawers and another long drawer, on a giltwood and gilt-gesso base with gadrooned edge above a shell and reed-carved front and sides, with pounced ground, on imbricated dolphin cabriole legs, restorations to decoration
    65¼ in. (166 cm.) high; 39 in. (99 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep


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    This bold stand decorated with the classical marine imagery depicting a scallop shell and dolphin form feet relate it to a chair formerly in the collection of Sir George Donaldson and illustrated in Ralph Edwards, The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1964, p.136, fig.76. The dolphin form feet also appear on a Chairman's seat circa 1730, supplied for an East India Trading Company courtroom in Leadenhall Street, London and pictured in Country Life, vol. LXV, 1929, p.242, fig.11.

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    Provenance

    The Lords de Saumarez, Shrubland Park, Suffolk; Sotheby's house sale, 19 September 2006, lot 34.